2002 Best Books for young adults nominations

Ding, Kylie (KAM.RIC) Kylie.Ding at kline.com
Mon Jul 1 20:32:54 EDT 2002

Well, turns out 1984 was a good year for DWJ!  _Fire and Hemlock_ was
published that year.  As far as I'm aware the only book of DWJ's that has
won a major award is _Charmed Life_ winner of the Guardian Award.

I think _Fire and Hemlock_ is very worthy of a nomination!


> That brings up another point.  Another award in the field of 
> children's
> literature is the Phoenix Award, given out by the Children's 
> Literature
> Association each year.  It is given to the author of a book 
> for children
> published 20 years earlier that did NOT win a major award at 
> the time of
> its publication.  So that got me to thinking about dwj.  I 
> believe that
> they are now looking at books from 1983 (and will soon start work on
> 1984).  Anyone know if one of dwj's books was published in either of
> those years and did not win any awards?  If anyone wants to 
> nominate some
> books (dwj or otherwise), I'll collect them and forward them on to the
> committee...
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